We volunteer to help people locally, nationally, and worldwide.
Our Christmas giving tree enables congregation members to provide gifts which local agencies need for families in need. We donate to the Emergency Food/Fuel and Coalition for the Homeless Funds, host weekly community Sunday Suppers, work with Habitat for Humanity, and more.
We have adopted a classroom in Savoonga, Alaska, providing it with much needed school supplies and mittens. We've also worked through Habitat for Humanity to supply roofing supplies for residents of Puerto Rico who were affected by the deadly Hurricane Maria. We support Neighbors in Need and The Christmas Fund of Veterans of the Cross (retired pastors with financial need). Each year we supply and assemble ‘ditty bags’- care packages- for merchant mariners through Boston based Seafarer’s Friend.
We partner with Church World Service by supplying and assembling hygiene kits and school kits for refugees and victims of natural disasters. For people in need, we send money for Mother’s Day Blankets and to Tools for Hope, which provides tools, materials and training.
At Christmas, we support Heifer International, an aid organization that helps farmers in developing countries become sustainable.
We also organize the CWS Bennington Area CROP Hunger Walk, which raises funds to help fight hunger locally and around the world.